Manufacturing Technology

Experts in advanced manufacturing and automated manufacturing technology are highly sought after around the nation in a diverse range of industries. By investing in your career with some added training and experience, you can enter the field with a foundation of technical knowledge and confidence in your skill and your passion. Led by Professor Oscar Rodriguez, the Manufacturing Technology program trains you to manage production, perform quality control, maintain machinery, oversee operations, handle workflow and assembly, as well as engage in more advanced manufacturing tasks.

Career opportunities include:

  • Advanced manufacturing and robotics
  • CNC automation and programming
  • Maintenance and engineering support
  • Production, logistics, and supply chain management

Course Load

Pro-Tech courses blend hands-on learning in advanced manufacturing with a strong biblical foundation and workplace skills that will make you a better communicator, collaborator, and management lead. Your course load also includes a paid internship every semester so that you can gain valuable work experience and find the manufacturing career path that matches your interests and gifts. The list below summarizes course and internship sequencing. Details on course and semester credits appear in the two-year plan.

Year 1 - Fall

  • MFG: Introduction to Manufacturing
  • MFG: Industrial Safety
  • MFG: CAD/CAM
  • MFG: Welding, Brazing, Soldering, and Cutting
  • MFG: Materials and Metallurgy
  • Internship 
  • Core: Kingdom, Identity, and Calling
  • Math: Technical Mathematics

Year 1 - Spring

  • MFG: Dimensioning, Tolerancing, Measurement and Inspection
  • MFG: Electricity and Electronics
  • Internship 
  • Core: Biblical Foundations
  • English: Workplace Writing

Year 1 - Summer

  • MFG: Production Management and Lean Systems
  • Internship 
  • Core: Leading and Serving Others

Year 2 - Fall

  • MFG: Machining, Metalworking, and Tooling
  • MFG: Programming, Instrumentation, and Data Acquisition
  • Internship 
  • Core: Early Modern Western Culture and Worldviews
  • Communication: Workplace Communication

Year 2 - Spring

  • MFG: Controls and Automation
  • MFG: Industrial Assembly
  • MFG: Quality and Continuous Improvement
  • Internship 
  • Core: Modern Western Culture in Global Context
  • Core: Serving Christ through Pro-Tech

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Jade Van Holland

Jade Van Holland
Professional Technical Education Enrollment Coordinator

CA CA213
(712) 722-6094
Jade.VanHolland@dordt.edu